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National Finalists announced for AUSactive Awards 2022

National Finalists announced for AUSactive Awards 2022
September 29, 2022

The national finalists and state winners in this year’s AUSactive National Awards have been announced, showcasing the best fitness professionals, business owners and industry experts from right across the country.

For the first time, this year’s Awards Program included an expanded 28 individual, business and community awards honouring the growing sector.

All national finalists and state winners will now progress to the National Awards Gala Event to be held in Sydney on Friday 21st October 2022.

Advising that the expertise and achievements of this year’s national finalists and state winners showed the high calibre of the industry and its penetration into all communities,

AUSactive Chief Executive, Barrie Elvish (pictured below) commented “congratulations to all the state winner and national finalists! This is a momentous accolade and one you should be very proud of.

“Receiving industry recognition for your continued passion and dedication is a significant achievement.

“The range of categories we have on offer this year meant there was greater scope for rewarding and celebrating the passion and commitment put into the role of fitness professional, business owner or community leader.”

AUSactive is now moving forward with the culmination of the National Awards Program with the gala event in Sydney on 21st October 2022 where the national winners will be presented their awards.

Originally intended as solely an evening events ceremony, the success of business roundtables during regional and state award events this month has prompted AUSactive to add a Senior Management Summit on the day of the National Awards Gala.

The full day Summit will feature a targeted program crafted exclusively for senior management in the health and fitness industry with attendees able to join senior executives, managers and business leaders across three sessions focused on activating thoughts, new ideas and future possibilities.

The AUSactive National Awards Program 2022 Gala Event includes the following categories:

Special Categories
• Chairs Award
• Roll of Honour

Community Categories
• Mental Health Awareness Award
• Most Inclusive and or Diverse Program
• Sustainability Award
• Industry Innovation Award
• Social Value & Community Impact Award

Individual Categories
• Educator of the Year
• Rising Star Exercise Instructor of the Year
• Exercise Instructor of the Year
• Rising Star Personal Trainer of the Year
• Personal Trainer of the Year
• Group Exercise Leader of the Year
• Pilates Professional of the Year
• Yoga Professional of the Year
• Aqua Professional of the Year
• Student of the Year
• Accredited Exercise Professional of the Year

Business Categories
• Multiservice Business of the Year
• Independent Business of the Year
• Pilates Business of the Year
• Yoga Business of the Year
• Certified Business of the Year
• Quality Accredited Business of the Year
• Franchise Group of the Year
• CEC provider of the Year

People’s Choice Categories
• People’s choice business of the year
• People’s choice exercise professional of the year

National Finalists for the Awards
Franchise Group of the Year 2022

• Snap Fitness
• Vision Personal Training
• Stepz Fitness
• Collective Wellness Group
• Jetts Fitness
• World Gym Australia
• KX Pilates
• Fernwood Fitness
• BFT (Body Fit Training)

Individual Categories
Pilates Professional of the Year 2022

• Liana Quach, Victoria
• Fleur Armstrong, Victoria
• Tracey Nicholson, Queensland
• Kathie Long, Queensland
• Anita Delbridge Goswell, NSW
• Corinne Blight, NSW
• Jill Healy-Quintard, NSW
• Andrew Aroustian, NSW
• Simon Ngo, NSW
• Tom Roman, NSW

Yoga Professional of the Year 2022
• Emma van den Berge, Queensland
• Lisa Randall, Queensland
• Loraine Rushton, NSW
• Jill Healy-Quintard, NSW
• Simon Ngo, NSW
• Rebecca Williams, Western Australia

Accredited Exercise Professional of the Year 2022 
• Jenny Harrison, Victoria
• Kara Sleigh, Victoria
• David Lawrence Vella, Queensland
• Robyn Jane Fitness Specialist, Queensland
• Dan Jolley, Western Australia
• Jo-Anne Starkie, Western Australia

Aqua Professional of the Year 2022 
• Amy Anderson, Queensland
• Marlee King, NSW
• Rhiannon Czajkowski, NSW
• Daria Kearon, Western Australia
• Shelley Hall, Western Australia
• Lynette McGowan, Western Australia
• Donna Wilmott, South Australia
• Jo Cordell-Cooper, Tasmania

Educator of the Year 2022 
• Stephen King, Victoria
• Tracey Nicholson, Queensland
• Philip Sherriff, Queensland
• Tony Allen Attridge, Queensland
• Claire Barker-Hemings, NSW
• Greg Hughes, NSW
• Matthew Boulous, NSW
• Travis Mattern, NSW
• Richard Toutounji, NSW
• Justin Tamsett, NSW
• Brooke Turner, Western Australia

Student of the Year 2022
• Maria Parenti, Queensland
• Scott Gatehouse, Queensland
• Misty Jenkins, Queensland
• Tina Rouvray, Queensland
• Lauren Rouse, NSW
• Leonard Dunne, Western Australia

Business categories Finalists
Multiservice Business of the Year 2022

• 5th Element Wellness, Victoria
• Genesis Fitness Melton, Victoria
• Fernwood Toowoomba, Queensland
• Somerset Health and Fitness Pty Ltd, Queensland
• Fitness Playground, NSW
• Soulful Fitness, NSW
• Aquafit Health Fitness Wellbeing, NSW
• Xcell Health and Fitness, NSW
• Blacktown Aquatic Centre, NSW

Quality Accredited Business of the Year 2022 
• Brunswick Baths, Victoria
• Fawkner Leisure Centre, Victoria
• Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre, Victoria
• Coburg Leisure Centre, Victoria
• Collingwood Leisure Centre, Victoria
• Fitzroy Swimming Pool, Victoria
• Richmond Recreation Centre, Victoria
• Port Hedland Leisure, Western Australia

CEC provider of the Year 2022
• Rising Moon Tai Chi, Victoria
• Sports Dietitians Australia, Victoria
• Unite Health, Victoria
• Ecole de Pole, Queensland
• Tensegrity Training, Queensland
• Jared Thomlinson, Queensland
• Studio Pilates International, Queensland
• Thump Boxing International Pty Ltd, NSW
• Fitness Education Online, NSW
• Vision Personal Training, NSW
• Australian Institute of Fitness, NSW
• Australia Combat & Exercise, NSW

Pilates Business of the Year 2022
• KX Pilates
• Vibrant Body Studio, Queensland
• Xtend Barre Stones Corner, Queensland
• Lifestyle Pilates and Rehabilitation Studio, NSW
• Reach Movement Health, NSW
• Pilates Haus, NSW
• Body and Balance, NSW
• ORA Studios, NSW
• Studio Pilates North Adelaide, South Australia

Yoga Business of the Year 2022 
• Sharon Neish Yoga Flow, Queensland
• Body and Balance, NSW
• Flow State, NSW

Certified Business of the Year 2022
• Reach Movement Health, NSW

Community Categories Finalists
Industry Innovation of the Year Award 2022

• Licence To Move, Victoria
• Fernwood Fusion, Victoria
• Fit as FX, Victoria
• Live Life Get Active, NSW
• Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre - Service as a Priority, Western Australia

Mental Health Awareness Award 2022
• Fernwood Fitness / Mental Health First Aid, Victoria
• Fitness and Lifestyle Group, Queensland
• Mums and Bubs Get Wet for Wellbeing, NSW
• Live Life Get Active, NSW
• Sonder PACE Program, South Australia

Sustainability Award 2022 
• Live Life Get Active, NSW
• Sculpture Personal Training, Western Australia

Click here to book tickets for the AUSactive National Gala Awards.

Click here for tickets for the AUSactive Senior Management Summit.

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